Canadian Labour Reporter

May 23, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian 'Deemed qualification' provision not discriminatory: Arbitrator Union said provision allowing workers to skip assessment discriminated against certain applicants BY JEFFREY R. SMITH AN ONTARIO employer's collective agreement pro- vision requiring employees to have a certain amount of service time to skip the evaluation process for inter- nal job postings was not discriminatory against new mothers, an arbitrator has ruled. The City of Toronto's collective agreement with its union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, enshrined a process for determining qualifications of existing employees for posted posi- tions. The agreement stipulated that if an employee May 23, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Call centre employees grieve after being forced to work weekends pg. 8 A&D Prevost — Que. pg. 3 AT Limited Partnership — N.B. pg. 3 World Ship Services at Stewart World Port — B.C. pg. 4 Air Canada — Multiprovince pg. 5 Brookville Manufacturing Company — N.B. pg. 5 City of Winnipeg — Man. pg. 6 Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association — N.S. pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: g-stockstudio (Shutterstock) pg. 2 Toronto Public Library Board ratifies deal Four-year agreement addresses issue of prevarious work ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Benefit > pg. 7 CUPE said a provision requiring workers to have a certain amount of service time to apply for job competitions was discriminatory against a women on pregnancy leave. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8 Special needs assistant awarded general damages for discrimination, humiliation KAREN MORRISSEY had worked for the Toronto District School Board for more than 27 years, spending more than 15 years as a special needs assistant. In August 2013, she was found to have permanent restrictions, including an inability to walk long distances, kneel or crouch. Mor- rissey was accommodated for two TRANSPORTATION Porter Airlines Toronto (130 customer service employees) and Unifor Local 2002 Renewal agreement: Effective April 27, 2015, to April 26, 2018. Signed on April 24, 2015. Shift premium: $2.50 per hour for lead hands. Paid holidays: 9 days. Vacations with pay: 0.83 days per month of service to a maximum of 2 weeks to start, 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks

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